Buxton t-shirt wins regional award
Skull Print, a company that has only been in existence since 2018, took home its first award – being named 2021/22 ‘Custom Clothing Store of the Year’ for central England.
Owner Sam Hulme said: “It’s mind blowing to think my little shop is the best in central England. I vibrate, I can’t believe it.
“I don’t know who nominated me but I’m so glad I won.”
Skull Print was created in 2018 by a music fan for music fans.
Sam said she wanted to create a merchandising solution that works for fans and bands.
She said, “So many groups were forced to buy so many goods that they couldn’t sell them and were losing money.
“Using my printer, I print a little shirt, or a red long-sleeved shirt, or a very large ladies’ t-shirt in blue so people can order exactly what and how much they want without buying. more than they need to. “
For Sam, it was important to be ethical with his products.
“From me you don’t get a five-pound t-shirt that comes from a sweatshop where kids work every hour for a bite of bread, that’s not fair and it’s not my point.
“You receive a t-shirt made with love by me in my cellar with my cat to keep me company.”
She says she can trace her supply chain and after printing she uses recycled tissue paper and recycled / recyclable mail bags.
Nothing is wasted – T-shirts that can’t be sold for whatever reason are reused into pet snoods and bandanas.
Sam, 50, moved to Buxton from Luton five years ago and it wasn’t until she was fired that she made the leap to self-employment.
She said, “I love what I do and it’s so great to know that other people see the love and passion that I put into all of my products.
“This award is a big boost for me. It just goes to show that I was right to take the plunge and do something for myself and it’s a great way to start the New Year.”
For more information on Skull Print, visit www.skullprint.co.uk.